The Canadian Press

2012-05-28 | Rail Strike

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On May 28th, the Conservative government introduced back-to-work legislation for 48-hundred striking Canadian Pacific Railway workers. It used its majority to limit debate, passing the bill on May 30th. Labor Minister Lisa Raitt said the legislation was necessary to prevent harm to the Canadian economy. (Teamsters Canada Rail Conference vice-president and chief union negotiator Doug Finnson said the legislation followed a pattern of the Tories attacking collective bargaining, and favoring employers.)

Date: 2012-05-28
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the impact of this work stoppage of the Canadian economy is estimated to be more than half a billion dollars a week and if it's tens of thousands of jobs of Canadians at risk if it is prolonged that's why today I am tabling in the house a bill entitled The resumption of rail services at >>